MIKE Moseley - who else? - shot Witton to their fifth single-goal home victory on Saturday.
His goal, a penalty, was received with as much gratitude as joy for it prevented a particularly dull President's Cup tie going into extra time.
At a time of the year when you can have too much of a good thing, it is worth remembering you can have more than enough of the bad, too.
The game was evenly contested and, as such, a draw at 90 minutes might have been fair. And there was a danger of it when Marc Thompson let fly from 25 yards in injury time and the ball hit the top of the bar. Spectators were equally grateful of that.
But it was Moseley to whom they were really indebted. It was his 99th goal in Witton stripes and buried with the same assuredness as so many of the others.
Simon Burton turned well inside the penalty area and played the ball to Moseley. Even with the striker's back to goal, Adam Muller panicked and promptly upended him. It was a bottom-corner penalty, the kind that give goalkeepers no chance.
Four minutes earlier, the Yorkshiremen had been reduced to 10 men when Phil Lindley aimed a punch at Adam Foy and had no chance of escaping with anything other than a red from a referee, who was a stickler throughout. Foy was booked for his part in the incident.
A Brian Pritchard header drifted wide and Moseley was a couple of feet from goal 100 as Witton tried to make the numbers tell. A Dave Tickle-Moseley build-up found Mike Yates and Jordan King indecisive and allowed Paul Stanniforth to clear.
Thompson came closest to scoring for Wakefield but they had a number of good attacks, too, especially in the first half.
It always perplexed John Davison why Witton's game never flowed. His successor Gary Finley may also be puzzled. Leastways, he does not seem to have put his stamp on Witton's style as yet. Their attacks judder and jar and passes are too hurried or based on good intent rather than purpose.
But to win is all a knockout requires of them and, thanks to Moseley, they have a little more to look forward to in 2005.